Category Archives: Chemical policy and legislation

Nine new substances of very high concern proposed by ECHA

 Authorisation in REACH The first step of the authorisation procedure in the REACH chemicals regulation is the identification of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and their inclusion in the Candidate List. For identification of SVHC substances ECHA or member states are preparing Annex XV dossiers. SVHC substances are: Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR),…
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The EU regulation of PFOA published

In the News blog from December 15, 2016, it was discussed, that EU had decided to ban the production and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (EC 206-397-9; CAS 335-67-1) and related chemicals used in production of fluoropolymers, textiles, paper and fire-fighting foams, because of their unique properties, with high stability and extremely low surface tensions.…
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The authorisation of glyphosate in Europe may be phased out

The present authorisation of the carcinogenic herbicide glyphosate in Europe expires on 1st July, 2016. The discussion between IARC and EFSA about the carcinogenicity of glyphosate has already been mentioned in the Newsblog from 17 November, 2015. The Europa Commission has proposed a 15-year renewal, and that was favoured by a majority of member countries, among others Denmark. However, the…
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